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Small trees or shrubs. Leaves thin; nerves prominent on lower surface. Flowers axillary, sessile or subsessile, medium to large, densely tomentose. Sepals 3, valvate, connate at base. Petals 6 (3 + 3), valvate, tapering gradually from a broad base; inner series a little shorter than outer. Torus convex. Stamens numerous, cuneate; connectives projecting, flat, rhomboid at the top. Carpels 2 - 5, oblong, villous; ovules many, in 2 rows; stigma subcapitate, sessile. Ripe carpels few, oblong, sessile or subsessile. Seeds in 2 rows.

India, S. China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines and New Guinea; ca 10 species, 2 in India.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Ripe carpels ovoid to globose, densely pubescent 1. Meiogyne pannosa
b. Ripe carpels cylindric to torulose, glabrescent 2. Mieogyne ramarowii


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